Responses

David Kirkpatrick
Co-Founder & Managing Director SJF Ventures
 
Stephanie Nieman
Associate SJF Ventures
 

Mission-driven companies can be excellent investments precisely because of their mission.

Jessica Matthews
Managing Director & Head Mission-Related Investing Practice at Cambridge Associates
 
David Sternlicht
Associate Investment Director Mission-Related Investing Practice at Cambridge Associates
 

The data should help to remove several of the hurdles that have prevented institutions from making private impact investments.

Vincent Gradt
Head of Impact & Thematic Investment External Managers Group
 
Jonathan Dean
Co-Portfolio Manager AXA Investment Managers
 

Impact investors must be willing to share information in order for the impact sector to continue maturing and growing the small sample size and limited data.

Vishal Mehta
Co-Founder & Partner Lok Advisory Services
 

There must be innovation throughout the impact investing value chain, including the allocation and structuring of funds, and the incentivization of fund managers.

Tim Macready
Chief Investment Officer Christian Super
 

The benchmark data results are both tantalizingly insightful and frustratingly inconclusive.

Sir Ronald Cohen
Chairman The Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group
 

If this report helps to overturn conventional notions, it would be a great contribution to the development of ‘profit-with-purpose’ impact investing.

Willy Foote
Founder & CEO Root Capital
 
Mike McCreless
Director of Strategy & Impact Root Capital
 
Brian Milder
Senior Vice President of Strategy, Advisory, & Innovation Root Capital
 

Impact investors need the GIIN to lead in demonstrating or dialing down claims of impact.

Elizabeth Littlefield
President and CEO Overseas Private Investment Corporation
 

Government development finance institution funding still forms the substantive bedrock of impact fund capitalization.

Gurmeet Kaur
Identifying/Managing investments made through DFID Impact Fund. CDC
 

This benchmark helps move impact investing away from debating potential trade-offs to discussing what financial returns may look like in one segment of the market.

Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
Managing Director Triodos Investment Management BV
 

The report could have been even more beneficial if it also included public, open-ended funds that are available to individual investors.

Tony Berkley
Vice president, Strategy and impact, & Corporate Social Responsibility Prudential Financial
 
Ommeed Sathe
Vice president & Impact Investments Prudential Financial
 
Reuben Teague
Director & Impact Investments Prudential Financial
 

One of the study’s strengths is its clear-eyed description of what mainstream private equity fund performance actually looks like

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